Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
July 11, 2019

For information, contact:
Lynn Hightower, 208-472-5250
The ASWD Twilight Criterium Gives Back
The ASWD Twilight Criterium puts Boise sports fans just inches away from world class athletes competing in one of the most exciting, grueling sports ever to hit the streets – Criterium bike racing.
And for 33 years, the Twilight Criterium has also done something even more notable; led the way in building Boise’s cycling culture.
Since 1986, through the exciting sport of bike racing, the Twilight Criterium has promoted cycling as a lifetime sport that builds active, healthy families and a sustainable community.  
“The Twilight Criterium is what Boise’s all about; it brings people together over something that’s active, outdoors, available to all abilities, and that’s cycling. The Twilight today helps define Boise as the kind of vibrant, healthy city we want to live in,” said Mike Cooley with George’s Cycles, Twilight Criterium Race Director. Cooley has been the Race Director for the Twilight Criterium since it began.
For 2019, the ASWD Twilight Criterium is part of a three-day weekend of bike racing in and around Boise.
This year’s Twilight offers fans even more ways they can learn about and support community and cycling related causes.
Twilight Trifecta, Friday, July 12 4:00 – 7:00pm, JUMP
           Donations will be collected to benefit:
  • Idaho Food Bank
  • Boise High School Mountain Bike Team
Volunteers from both the Idaho Food Bank and the Boise High Cycling Team will be assisting at the Twilight Trifecta.
Twilight Kids Race with Kristin Armstrong, Sat., July 13, 12:00 – 1:30, Capitol & Jefferson Streets
  • Boise Bicycle Project
Volunteers from the Boise Bicycle Project will assist children and parents by conducting bike checks and tune ups at check-in. Donations are accepted.

ASWD Twilight Criterium
The races themselves offer fun, unique ways to learn and support cycling related causes.
  • Boise GreenBike Races for Charity
  • Handcycle Race including riders from the Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Mission 43
     Boise GreenBike is a nonprofit that offers easy-to-ride, easy-to-rent bicycles throughout many parts of Boise. This year riders in both the men’s and women’s GreenBike races will compete for a chance to earn money for the community cause of their choice.
            The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances quality of life.
            Mission43 is proud to host a number of military and veterans’ families in a special viewing section for the race. Mission43 is a nonprofit organization that gives Idaho’s servicemen, women, and their spouses the resources they need to excel academically, in their next career, and in our communities. 
Twilight Fan Expo
The Twilight Criterium is proud to host several nonprofit organizations, many outdoor and cycling related, to share information with Twilight fans.
The Twilight Fan Expo will host: